Dietary transitions in Ghanaian cities

As part of the Drivers of Food Choice (DFC) Competitive Grants Programme, an international team of researchers in Ghana, the UK and France launched their 2 year project to investigate what drives unhealthy dietary changes in Ghana in January 2017.

The research is a collaboration between the University of Sheffield, University of Ghana, University of Health and Allied Sciences (Ghana), Loughborough University, University of Liverpool and the French Agricultural Research &  International Cooperative Organization.

The pioneering project will investigate dietary transitions in Ghana which, like many other African countries, is currently experiencing rapid change partly driven by increasing migration to cities.

The Principal investigators for the study are:

  • Professor Michelle Holdsworth, from the University of Sheffield, UK.
  • Dr Amos Laar, University of Ghana- lead for the study in Accra.
  • Dr Francis Zotor, University of Health and Allied Sciences- lead for the study in the Ghanaian city of Ho

The co-investigators for the project are:

  • Professor Paula Griffiths, Loughborough University, UK
  • Dr Mark Green, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Nicolas Bricas, French Agricultural Research & International Cooperative Organization (CIRAD)